I don't know if this has anything to do with the Tropicana or not. Did The Von Foxies ever play the Tropicana? I doubt it. But I think we are all in favor of strong women and want to support them. Info on how to do that follows PSA numbers 1 and 2, directly below.
Two other notes, with slightly marginally stronger Tropicana connections:
1. I played a radio show in Portland on Saturday with my old friend and Wimps fan Ricardo Wang, and my once alienated, now cheerfully reunited daughter Olivia Love. You can hear the ramshackle but spirited outcome at:
We did a version of Cast A Shadow modeled closely after the Waiters (my Canadian/Brazilian band) arrangement, and we played Strumpet by Lois. We double the listeners pleasure on that one by playing it in two keys simultaneously!
Download it for free - good value for your money
2. My literary efforts, (dwarfed as they are in both size and quality by the work Karen Vargas, Wimp, is doing - have you followed her career? Holy Guacamole!), but anyway, back to me - my literary efforts limp on, like a metaphor with a metaphor with a stone in it's hoof.
Anybody up for another Tropicana reunion?
From: Megan White <megtherapy@yahoo.
Date: Tue, May 27, 2008 at 8:55 PM
Subject: [seattlecacophony] A cry for help from a muscular and nearly nude woman!
To: Santa List <seattlecacophony@
Some of you may have seen Mama Lou: American
Strongwoman perform with The Von Foxies before. Some
of you may even have donned an orange ball crushing
unitard and played her arch nemesis. Well now, Mama
Lou needs our help. Mama has entered a contest, and
enough people watch her You Tube video, she gets
10,000 clams. Thats a lot of money.
So help her out, take five minutes out of your day
watch a stunning woman rip a phone book in half.
Heidi and The Von Foxies
> from mama lou-
>> I was asked to be part of a video contest on
>> - of interesting ways to rip a phone book.
>> The first prize of most watched video; chosen
>> by a pannel is $10,000.
>> I really want $10,000 and am currently in 3rd
>> I haven't asked anyone to watch it until now. Since
>> I'm so close - please - friends, watch my video and
>> send it to your friends. Embed it, watch it,
>> on it, rate it.... until June is over. The winner
>> announced July 1.
>> And really, you could think of a whole lot worse
>> ways to spend June than watching me. Right?
>> with all my love & muscles,
>> Mama Lou: American Strong Woman